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. today the u.s. military sent two fire trucks to help battle fires at the fukushima plant. but they haven't been asked to use troops to help. meantime, japan's defense ministry decided against a proposed plan to dump water from helicopters over the badly damaged plants. radiation levels are just too high. you can see in this photo a big hole has opened in the containment vessel around the reactor, and large portions have collapsed. here is more on the plant workers who are putting their own workers putting their own lives in jeopardy to prevent a bigger catastrophe. >> reporter: they are the nameless, brave souls who volunteered or perhaps been asked to be the last line of defense. because they have specific skills and nerves of steel. five workers have already died and two are missing after the latest fire and two dozen are injured. nuclear experts say the skell ton crew are not managers, but probably technicians, men with the schematics of the plant in their head and can fix the clogged vents. they have crawled through the dark mazes, armed with flash lights and radiation detectors wear
a comment. >> u.s. and german officials are trying to determine the motive that killed two u.s. airmen and whether the gunmen acted alone. he confessed targeting the u.s. military in what investigators believe is say possible act of islamic terrorism. police armed with body armor were seen patrol be terminals. he pulled out a semiautomatic weapon shouting god is great in arabic. two people died, two others were wounded, the shooter from kosovo was not on any terrorism watch list. >> violence along the u.s./mexico border is a key topic of a discussion between president obama and the mexican president. the two leaders just wrapped up a conference at the white house a few months ago. president obama promised additional aid to secure the peace along both sides of the border. >> citizens and dedicated security forces have lost their lives. i have reaffirmed to the president that in this cause, mexico has a full partner with the united states. because whether they live in texas or tijuana, our people have a right to be safe in their communities. >> well, today's meeting comes three weeks aft
including elections as nato gets ready to take control of the no-fly zone in libya. the u.s. general in charge of the operation will hand the job over to a canadian and today france declared libya's air space under control. >> japan's prime minister is calling the nuclear theft as biggest yet. experts suspect there has been damage to the nuclear reactor core. workers had to be returned to the hospital with radiation burns 10,000 times worse than normal. >> plutonium is the most toxic known to science. a speck of plutonium could cause cancer if ingested. >> sailors have washed down the deck to remove any trace of radioactive contamination. it's been off the coast of japan helping for two eastbound weeks now. >> nissan is considering moving some of the engine production from japan to the u.s. because of damaged done to the japanese plant by the magnitude 9.0 earthquake. there could be a serious shortage of japanese parts unless the country finds a way to restart production. toyota warned that it also expects to halt some of its production but it doesn't know when or for how long. >> a
in japan, right now there is no direct threat of radiation going to the u.s. you can see hillary clinton met with the foreign minister at a g-8 summit. >> japan is a generous donor to any disaster in the world. the world comes together to support japan in its hour of need. >> eight more experts from the nuclear regulatory commission are on their way to japan, meantime, the navy says more of their crew members were exposed to exposed to very low levels of radiation and had to be decontaminated after delivering food, water and blankets. despite assurance that radiation from japan is highly unlikely to reach the west coast. they local pharmacies have run out of potassium iodide. >> to inject that, the thyroid gland will put you at great risk of thyroid cancer. if you take the tablet, instead of taking the radioactive iodine they will fill your thyroid gland with good iodine and the radioactive iodine respect through. >> the doctor says for us, more important preparation is to have a disaster kit that includes a kit complete with a 30 day supply of all medications you take and a communicatio
are not expected to make it to the u.s. "good morning america." >> the earlier signs are intestinal tracks. those can look like a stomach flu and when you have all these people evacuated, they have to sort out the difference. >> there are three factors can put you at greater risk. first proximity. how close are you to the release. intention. how much was released and were there any barriers between you and that radiation. and duration. how long were you exposed. president obama says he continues to be heartbroken by the images of japan's devastation and this morning he made a promise. >> the united states will continue to offer any assistance we can as japan recovers from multiple disasters. and we will stand with the people of japan in the difficult days ahead. >> u.s. military aid is slowly arriving but there was a setback today. the u.s. navy had to move several ships away after low radiation. >> the army corps of years plans to use sonar to locate several boats that sank after the waves hit on friday. one of our photographers went on aride with fish and game officials and assess the damage do
officials say there is no indication of radiation danger in the u.s. right now. still they are now taking action at the nation's airports. abc7's janelle wang joins us with what is happening. >> u.s. customs and border protection is now testing some passengers and cargo at some airports around the country. they won't say which airport specifically, but we are hearing reports of los angeles, seattle, dallas and new york. the department of homeland security says so far all tests for radiation are negative. >> in an exercise of caution and just to make sure that everyone remains safe, we are doing screening of passengers and/or cargo if there happens to be even a blip in terms of radiation. we have seen no radiation by the way, even on coming cargo or passengers that comes close to reaching a harmful level. >> reporter: right now a forecast by the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty organization shows how the radiation plume from the failing nuclear reactor in japan is drifting across the pacific, over the islands today and then arriving in southern california tomorrow. but experts believe
the u.s. will help the country. >> the images of destruction, flooding coming out of japan is heartbreaking. >> the city of over 12 million people major disruption. public transportation shut down. the city's two major airports closed. total damage is still being assessed but the dollar figure is expected to be astonishing. >> we asked the people of japan to continue to be cautious and vigilant, and we ask the people of japan to act calmly. >> japan's earthquake is the fifth largest in the world since the u.s. started keeping records in the 1900s. the strongest was a magnitude 9.5 in chile back in 1960. four years later a magnitude 9.2 in alaska. japan's quake quick triggered tsunami warnings in 50 nations along the pacific. just to give you an idea how strong, it was stronger here in the bay area. >> tsunami triggered warning sirens at dawn today. sheriff's deputies went door to door telling people to get to higher ground. officials say the tsunami caused severe damage to the harbor in crescent city. 35 vessels crashed into each other and are sinking. 1964 one was triggere
, one from the d.a.'s office, one from the attorney general, one from the u.s. attorney, and the san bruno police department to investigate any possible -- to investigate pg&e for any possible civil or criminal violations relating to the pipeline explosion. there is still a long road ahead for this neighborhood. damaged homes are still being repaired. some neighbors whose homes were destroyed or still months or more away from rebuilding and neighbors tell us at least four will not rebuild here. some victims are still recovering in the hospital. when neighbors gather here tonight to mark the time of the rupture, 6:11 p.m. they say they will be thinking of the human loss. legal consultant dean johnson says the d.a.'s investigation is sending a message. >> one of the problems with prosecution generally is big corporations get a pass on what might be criminal investigations. i think the new d.a. is sending a message that that's not going to be the case with his office; that if a big corporation could be suspect of criminal activity, they're going to look into it and they're going to make
and tsunami meamg that japan will accept what help they need from the u.s. they have provided five high pressure water pumps to assist in cooling the reactors. >> we're trying to bring the assets to bear to cool down the reactors, cool down the fuel rods and we hope it will take us in the right direction. >> to mark the one week anniversary of the tragedy, they observed a moment of silence, thousands continue to live in shelters, crude and scarce. others are evacuateing. >> we've been advised by the u.s. ambassador and by nuclear expert friend of mine that we should get out for now. >> the death toll has topped 6,000 and more than 10,000 are still missing. some evacuation centers say they are still waiting for relief one week after the quake hit. >> janelle wang is in u.c. berkeley where is one of places that is monitoring the radiation. what are you hearing? >> the nuclear engineering department here is sending the latest air samples and should be ready in an hour or so. there could be some activity but it would be so tiny it would be insignificant. to break it down, would you find tho
to congressman's peter king's insinuation that the organization supports terrorist financing in the u.s. one reason? a care poster that was found in the bay area. >> named as ununindicted coconspiritor in the case titled the holy land foundation. leaders must reject discredited groups such as care. >> care the couple on american islamic relations gave a reason for the poster. >> i don't think it says don't talk to the f.b.i. if they call call us to help you understand what your rights are when confronted by law enforcement. >> says it's just another example of religion being demonized. today's hearing featured testimony from the relatives of two men recruited into terrorism. there was testimony from a devote muslim leader who also is a former u.s. navy lieutenant and doctor on capitol hill. all say there is a problem with home grown terrorism in the country. the hearings drew outrage and heavy criticism. among the critics bay area congresswoman jackie speier who called the hearings long and racist and said today's hearing did not feature any real e
have good news on the job front. one of the world's largest providers of temporary workers says more u.s. employers plan to add jobs and fewer expect to lay off people. the labor department reports the national unemployment rate fell to almost a two-year low of 8.29%. there are jobs available right now though at the san francisco hire event. carolyn tyler is there. >> we're outside the hotel witcome at 8th and market streets. very busy out here and very busy inside the hotel as they get prepared by this job fair co-spored by abc 7. it kicks off at noon and one of the fliers say the jobs are here. cathy is joining us now. she's with the job journal. good morning to you -- come on in here so i can get a little closer to you. you are the job fair coordinator. >> yes. >> when you say the jobs are here, what kind of jobs are we talking about and. >> we have everything from a lot of information technology positions. we have over 100 of those. we have high-level administrative, customer service, government jobs, education jobs, public safety. a lot of engineering jobs, including civil engineers
they are no longer his people. >> they froze $30 billion in libyan assets and u.s. air forces are moving closer to northern africa and libya's embattled leader. >> still ahead, google borrows a favorite childhood toy to help its treatment service. ap >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> also celebrated the ground breaking of the community's first public high school in more than 30 years. >> two, one! >> the new campus on garden street eventually will serve students who attend classes currently in a converted warehouse. the phoenix academy chatter school. all its graduating seniors were accepted into four-year colleges. >> to bring a public high school back to east palo alto is just an enormous achievement. we're happy to partner with both districts as well as our parents and families to bring a high-quality school option to get all these kids to college and beyond. >> the new campus will cost $13 million. the high school district will cover part of that amount. private donors also helped foot the bill. >> google is enhancing its street view service. they're using tricy
is saddened and outraged by deadly attack on u.s. troops at germany's frankfort airport. he pledges to spare no effort in the investigation. a gunman fired shots killing two airmen and wounding two others. the two killed were the bus driver and the passenger. the gunman was taken into citizen. the u.s. military has several bases in the frankfort area. they're used as hubs for operations in afghanistan and iraq. >> the supreme court ruled today the first amendment protects the right to protest at military funerals. the court voted 8-1 in favor of the church at risk of protesting outside the service members. they threw out a $5 million judgment given to the father of a dead marine. chief justice john roberts says the first amendment shielded the protestors. he did say they obeyed police objectives and they were 1,000 feet from the church. >> they will sign a stop gap bill to avoid a government shutdown. the senate passed a bill this morning. this bill drafted by republicans cut $4 billion in spending. mr. obama says he's pleased this will have government agencies functioning for two more weeks
down but he emphasized the united states is scaling back their involvement there. >> the u.s. will provide capabilities that others can't provide in kind or in scale. there will be no american boots on the ground in libya. >> this morning, a senior libyan official announced he is resigning his post. this is the second resignation in gadhafi's regime in the last few areas. >> the groundwater underneath the reactor has 10,000 times radiation levels. the company doesn't believe drinking water is affected. contaminated water has been cooling at the damaged nuclear plant. radioactive water has already leak into the ocean. >> the government wants people to stop participating in a water recreational activity. it's called water walking. there is a risk of suffocation or even drowning in knees inflatable balls. they are concerned about too little oxygen in them. there is no emergency exit. the only way it can be opened is by a person on the outside. they are popular at parks and malls. >> great day on for swimmers. >> let's take a look outside. 11:13 this morning, we're looking at san
force in libya h they are attacking gadhafi troops that have been storming population centers. a top u.s. general says the coalition is getting to the mechanized forces as well as ammunition and supplies for government troops. reports say the attacks have forced government toonks roll back from a western city of misurata. >> japanese officials are telling parents not to let infants drink tap water because radioactive iodine is considered more than twice considered safe for babies. residents cleared store shelves of bottled water after the announcement. >> you don't want to mix formula with this water and you don't want nursing women to have this water. >> kristen: new evacuation of the fukushima daiichi planted after black smoke was seen billowing from reactor 3. "wall street journal" is reporting there is some reports of scattered looting in the areas hit by the tsunami including the kirnbeer factory. >> mike is ahead of the forecast. >> we're looking at rain. >> we're seen light showers including possibility of looking into and dry weather in the forecast. >> all right. thanks a lot. a
the tsunami and earthquake stands at 9,000, another 13,000 shall still missing. >>> hundreds of u.s. military family members are due in the bay area after evacuating japan. chartered flight landed at travis earlier this morning. more than 3500 military family members made the decision to head home. the departure will help reduce the demand for food and water in japan. defense department says the voluntary evacuations will continue for the foreseeable future. >> opening statements are underway in the federal perjury trial of barry bonds. he wab indicted 2007 accused of lying to a grand jury for obstruction testifying that he never knowingly took drugs. >> reporter: the first witnesses will be called to the stand shortly. right now the defense is wrapping up opening statements. prosecution spoke earlier today for about 45 minutes. legal analyst dean johnson has been following the trials. >> think the opening statements have to go to the defense. the defense attorney al ruby did what he should have done. he set a theme, barry bonds testified before the grand jury, he employed useful information,
countries and right now two u.s. air force cargo planes on are their way with food and water. >> as moammer gadhafi's government intensifies a bloody crackdown on survivors, president obama is putting pressure on the leader to step down. >> moammer gadhafi has lost legitimacy to lead and he must leave. >> on the ground there are new reports on air strikes of anti-government forces, rebels including these regular troops are reinforcing their defenses as casualties mount. >> this is my job. this is my job. >> food staples are running low and so are reports to the obama administration. >> a lot of confusion on the ground. it is often difficult for us to sort through to get to what the actual facts are. >> fears of a humanitarian crisis has led to calls for drastic measures. >> if you want moammer gadhafi to go, then one of the things would establish a no-fly zone. >> robert gates says that's not so simple. it's an act of war. >> it begins with an attack on libya to destroy the air defenses. >> in egypt and jordan and elsewhere demonstrators took to the streets in what they're calling a day of
a hundred times faster than in most u.s. homes. more than a thousand cities across the country may be a test site for the network. breaking news in richmond. sky7hd, big rig after colliding with another vehicle. you can see they put foam on the fire to put it out. it happened about half an hour ago. chp officers says an oxygen tank caught fire and you can see a huge back-up on westbound 80. all westbound lanes of i-80 are closed right now. if you can avoid that area, that would be your best bet. >> cheryl: more news ahead, including one town called the healthiest in all of the bay area. >> and a new study drawing an unexpected link between breastfeeding moms and their careers. never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles in 3 days-- i can do that. 60 miles compared to what a cancer patient goes through is a walk in the park. from the moment i registered, people started immediately supporting me. we had an outpouring of-- of support. i wanted to do something bigger than myself. the 60 miles-- it makes a statement. i know i'm stronger than i was before, both menta
and gps reveals 20 worst commutes in the u.s. two of them are right here in the bay area. >>> scotland yard is bracing security threats to the royal wedding. more than 200 people arrested and nearly 250,000 people marched through london. >> kristen: it's no surprise bachelor party was low key. the stag party as they call in it britain was thrown by his brother, prince harry. few details have been released but the daily telegraph, william and 20 friends attended the party. william and kate middleton will marry on april 29. what are you wearing. >> not invited. and no word on the bachelorette party. >> for all of us here, thanks for joining us. i haven't heard a word about that. >> have a great day.y.y.y.y.y.y. [ woman ] everybody's looking for deals these days, and i'm not talking about saving a dollar off shampoo or two-for-one tacos or something. i'm talking about paying less -- every month. like this deal. and get the fastest internet for the price -- an amazing $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. plus get access to the entire at&t national wi-fi network at
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